Hamilton takes third in Supertwins

East Antrim's Jamie Hamilton in action at the Cookstown 100
East Antrim's Jamie Hamilton in action at the Cookstown 100
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Newcomer Dan Kneen won the 10-lap feature race of the day at last weekend’s Cookstown 100 ahead of William Dunlop. It was a short race for Ballyclare’s Jamie Hamilton who crashed in the opening lap.

In the opening Superbike race, Hamilton took fourth behind William Dunlop, while it was a win for Derek Sheils, with Derek Magee second.

Marc Marquez on the Repsol Honda.

Marc Marquez on the Repsol Honda.

Michael Dunlop won the Supersport race, with Hamilton settling for sixth.

“The result doesn’t show how good the bike is and how well I believe I am riding,” said Hamilton.

Michael Dunlop won the Supertwins race with Hamilton, who heads for the Tandragee 100 this weekend, in third.

Marquez wins three in a row

MotoGP: Marc Marquez (pictured) enjoyed another fantastic race weekend taking victory from pole position in Argentina.

He became the first rider since Valentino Rossi, in 2001, to win the opening three premier class races of the season, and all from pole.

The early stages of the 25-lap race were filled with drama as riders passed and ran wide and Marquez dropped back to sixth.

By lap five, however, he was on the move and was up to second behind race leader Jorge Lorenzo on the Movistar Yamaha.

The pole setter sat behind Lorenzo for 13 laps before finally making his move on lap 17, passing him comfortably and opening up a two-second gap in just three laps to win yet another Grand Prix in blistering style.

Pedrosa passed Lorenzo to make it a Repsol Honda one two. Valentino Rossi finished fourth and now lies third in the championship.

Marquez has extended his lead in the Rider Championship to 75 points, with team-mate Dani Pedrosa on 56.

Top British finisher was Bradley Smith with Scott Redding 14th. Ulster’s Michael Laverty was 18th on the PBM Aprilia.